Vancouver Island University

country rank 40
world rank 1281

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University Overview

Established in 1969, Vancouver Island University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Nanaimo (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), British Columbia. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Duncan, Parksville, Powellriver. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Advanced Education, British Columbia, Vancouver Island University (VIU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Vancouver Island University (VIU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 48 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this Canadian higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. VIU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

University Name(s)

Acronym
VIU

Founded
1969

Motto
Love where you learn

Colours
Blue and green

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University Location

Address
900 Fifth Street
Nanaimo (population range: 50,000-249,999)
V9R 5S5 British Columbia Canada

T +1 (250) 740 6315

F +1 (250) 740 6472

Other locations
Duncan, Parksville, Powellriver

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Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

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UndergraduatePostgraduate
Local student2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)
Int'l student10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)


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University Admissions

Gender Admission
Men and Women (coed)

International Students
Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission

Admission Selection
Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades

Admission Rate
Admission Rate 60-70%

Admission Office
900 Fifth Street
Nanaimo V9R 5S5
+1 (250) 740 6315


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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment
Total Enrolment Range 15,000-19,999

Academic Staff
Total Faculty Range 2,000-2,499

Control Type
Control Type Public

Entity Type
Entity Type Non-Profit

Academic Calendar
Academic Calendar Semesters

Campus Setting
Campus Setting Urban

Religious Affiliation
None

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Facilities and Services

Library
University Library Yes Go to Vancouver Island University's Library

Housing
University Housing and Accommodation Yes

Sport Facilities
University Sport Facilities Yes

Financial Aids
University Financial Aids Yes

Study Abroad
Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes

Distance Learning
Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes

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Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Ministry of Advanced Education, British Columbia


Year of first Accreditation
1936


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Commission on Dental Accreditation Canada (CDAC)
  • Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (NCASN)
  • Canadian Forestry Accreditation Board (CFAB)

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Affiliations

  • Universities Canada (UC)
  • Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE)
  • Canadian University Press (CUP)

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Academic Structure

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